On 2003-02-21 16:27, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I had taken makeworld.html from the handbook and used links to save > as formatted text prior to printing out the contents. Not being > familiar with single user mode, I didn't realise that only / was > mounted in that mode (so why does the handbook put "fsck -p" as the > FIRST command, before "mount -a" ? <sigh>).
Because you should never, and I mean NEVER, run fsck on a filesystem that is mounted read-write. All sorts of "interesting" corruption will keep you busy if you run fsck on read-write filesystems :) To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message